Welcome back to the Bible Cafe™ for week seven of Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit by Beth Moore. This week we learned about two more fruit: Kindness and Goodness. Our study examined the cords of kindness and examples of Jesus demonstrating kindness to a mourner, a doubter, and a mocker. As in the past weeks, this study was rich with Scripture verses and practical knowledge.
Kindness: An attitude of benevolence, compassion, and gentleness towards others.
Goodness: Moral excellence and uprightness in actions and character.
Beth Moore writes, “The Fruit of the Spirit is divine. They are impossible goals for the unbeliever, yet attainable-but not automatic graces for the true believer.” Throughout the past seven weeks of our study, we’ve been learning how to grow good Fruit into our spiritual lives.
With God as the Giver, we receive these fruits to do good and benefit those He loves. Pray we’ll use our gifts as God intended, completing the course He has set before us, with the outcome of Kindness and Goodness towards others (Beth Moore).
In the Bible Cafe™ small groups, we talked about our generation and the opportunity to impact it with the Fruit of the Spirit. In our study Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit by Beth Moore we have unlocked the importance of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and goodness. In the remaining three weeks of this study, we’ll focus on the fruit of Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deut 7:9